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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Problems and Repair Histories

55 TrueDelta members own a 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 26 of these members (47.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 90 repairs to 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Classes--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

30% of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 90 repairs.

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 16% cost less than $100, 36% between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, 26% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 92000    
93000 2000 Replaced 1 cat converter. And ball joint. 
 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 119000    
120000 1500 catalytic converter was bad 
 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 100000    
100000 0 rear brake lights switch needed to be replaced 
118000 1300 replaced AC compressor and lines replaced emblem 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Turkey
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 88040    
94860 500 drivers side exhaust manifold replaced. Part was an upgraded part by mercedes with new part number 
117180  
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 105000    
108700 100 Left rear window regulator failed 
 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 79000    
80000 0 During routine maintenance technician discovered a valve cover seeping. They are supposedly contacting my extended aftermarket warranty company trying to get them to pay for the repair. Rear window power sunshade is malfunctioning. They are supposedly contacting my extended aftermarket warranty company to see if they will cover the repairs. Requires a new part, they cannot fix it. 
88000 0 The power rear window sunshade material was bunching up instead of disappearing into the cargo shelf like it is supposed to. Car underwent inspection by warranty company, work approved, new part ordered and installed. Both valve covers have been leaking for several months and were gradually getting worse. Warranty company inspected and authorized the replacement of both sides gaskets. The sunroof wind deflector will not raise on its own. The tech said a vinyl strip became stiff and prevents its proper operation. His opinion was too expensive to pay for myself and the warranty company refused to authorize this. 
89000 0 I had the car in 30 days before my aftermarket warranty expires. Trunk lock was frozen and the tech lubed and fixed it. Waiting for warranty company to approve a couple of other things. No charges yet because the R.O. remains open. 
89000 150 Rubber insulation fell off the GPS antenna. The shield is not available by itself so I had to order the painted cap that comes with the antenna shield and the underlying gasket. The rain sensing wiper is not working properly. They installed a new sensor but that did not help. They are now trying to locate the service manual (theirs was discarded) to see if there is any adaptation (programming) required. 
90500 500 I ordered the parts and the tech installed the cap for the GPS antenna (rubber tip broke off) and the photo-chromatic glass for the driver's side mirror (was darkening). The tech finally had the service manual and my intermttant wiper problem is diagnosed as the aftermarket windshield. This was still covered by the warranty. 
91000 200 I had a check engine light and a P0170 code that indicated a possible failed MAF. A friend loaned me one, I swapped them, and that seemed to fix it. I then bought one and installed it myself; problem solved. 
93000 0 The power rear sunshade malfunctioned again. This is the 2nd time I have had this replaced and I am told they are unrepairable. The last time the aftermarket warranty covered this and this time the 12/12,000 MB warranty did. 
93000 0 Although I didn't have any known problems I went in for their free safety inspection. I was told that both front ball joints have some play in them. The tech said this is very common. 
96000 0 Second tech also said I needed new ball joints. Then I got my preferred tech, and he said the other two techs were trying to "hose" me. The other two techs are no longer working there. 
97000 545 I had a check engine light and the dealer found 2 problems. The crankshaft position sensor was bad and also an oxygen sensor (right front). I received a 10% discount because I had a coupon. 
102000  
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 125000    
127000 1200 Catalytic converter failed on one side. 
 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 73780    
74400 0 Electrical leak drained battery. Replaced old aftermarket battery with new OEM unit from dealer for $400. Also unhooked integrated carphone, possible source of leak. Replaced 2 HID headlight bulbs. Installed permanent battery charger connection. 
77780 0 Intermittent engine non-starting (cranking, but not catching) resulted in CEL. Code described "crank position sensor". Code cleared, no charge. Repair to be made at later date with replacement sensor, problem not critical, will live with for now. 
78740 300 Loss of power when engine hot, cranked but wouldn't fire until cool. Crank position sensor replaced. 
94860 1900 Left-front wheel bearing heat-fused to hub, severely hamping wheel rotation. Two parts could not be separated in shop, whole assembly replaced. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 86800    
88040 750 Replace crankshaft sensor. Problem found in computer memory. Cost to repair $350. Front brakes/rotors, also B service. 
 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 48000    
48000 1479 Driver noticed unusual noise from front of engine. Diagnosed by shop as water pump bearing failure and water pump replaced. 
53000  

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